Mitigating Urban Heat
New paper co-authored with Matthias Tuczek, Kenan Degirmenci, Richard T. Watson, TanYigitcanlar, and Michael H. Breitner published in Urban Climate. Mitigating urban heat with optimal distribution of vegetation and buildings The impact of climate change on cities poses a growing global threat, which is exacerbated by the urban heat island (UHI) effect. The optimal distribution […]
A Typology of Chatbots in Public Service Delivery – IEEE Software
New paper co-authored with Tendai Makasi, Alireza Nili, and Mary Tate has been published in IEEE Software. Chatbots are being used in an increasingly wide range of public services and present several benefits for public service delivery. Our typology contributes to effective chatbot-mediated service delivery in the public service context. To access the paper, please […]
Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector: A Maturity Model
The IBM Center for the Business of Government released my new report today. Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector: A Maturity Model The technology is revolutionizing the way we derive value and insights from data in order to improve our daily lives. In addition, governments gather a treasure trove of pertinent data that can be used to execute […]
What are the key factors affecting smart city transformation readiness? Evidence from Australian cities
New paper co-authored with Tan Yigitcanlar, Kenan Degirmenci, and Luke Butler published in Cities. Transformation into a prosperous smart city has become an aspiration for many local governments across the globe. Despite its growing importance, smart city transformation readiness is still an understudied area of research. In order to bridge this knowledge gap, this paper […]
What Explains Governments Interest in Artificial Intelligence?
New paper co-authored with Samar Fatima, Greg Dawson, and Jim Denford published in Economic Analysis & Policy. Since 2015, several countries have shown significant interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and have released national-level AI strategic plans. These plans reflect the country’s rationale for embarking on AI. To identify what factors influence the AI approach of […]
Smart Governance in the Contemporary Era: Journal of Urban Affairs
Naim Kapucu (University of Central Florida), Jiannan Wu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), and I have co-edited a special issue of Journal of Urban Affairs on smart governance in the contemporary era. In the 21st century, we have seen an increase in activity around making cities “smarter” and “intelligent” through the creative application of information systems. In an […]
Value–Based Guiding Principles for Managing Cognitive Computing Systems in the Public Sector
Cognitive Computing Systems (CCSs) are increasing in prominence in the public sector. This paper develops a framework drawing on public value and information technology service management literature to guide the management of CCSs in the public sector. We draw on academic literature, gray literature, legislation and government reports, and examples on CCS initiatives in the […]
AI and Smart Cities: Risks and Opportunities
Tan Yigitcanlar, Luke Butler, Farnoosh Roozkhosh, and I have published a paper in Energies.
Smart City Report – Australia
We published our report on smart cities in Australia. To download the report, please click [here]. The findings were feature in Brisbane Times. We published an article on the report for The Conversation.
ICMA – Smart City Development Article
I have a new article published in the current issue of PM Magazine co-authored with Michael Hunter and Tan Yigitcanlar.